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Old 05-07-2019, 01:07 PM
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Default First Fingerstyle Guitar Song.

Hi everyone,

My name is Peter Jones. I'm a 15 year old fingerstyle guitarist from the south of England. This is my first original fingerstyle guitar song and I'm pretty proud of it. Please excuse the few errors I made, this was my first time recording one of my own songs. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxqfYUGgYwQ

This track is also on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/peter-jones-guitar/alice

Thank you all very much for watching or listening.

Thanks,
Peter J.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:03 PM
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Very mellow and very enjoyable. Well done.
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Welcome to the forum. Good job and thanks for sharing. You have more song development than average, however for a piece
lasting that long a little more variety would help. Regarding the video you might dress up a bit more.
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Hey Peter,

Nice job. Itís nice to see and hear some young talent.
Iíll echo what rick-slo said; work on developing more variety,
or maybe just reduce the length of the tune.

At any rate, itís a very good first composition.
Learning to compose takes time and practice. Keep writing!

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Welcome to the forum. Good job and thanks for sharing. You have more song development than average, however for a piece
lasting that long a little more variety would help. Regarding the video you might dress up a bit more.
You might be right there, in all respects. I had just come back from playing a round of tennis with a friend and it skipped my mind to change out of my sports clothes. Thanks for the feedback anyway.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:09 AM
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Excellent. Yep I agree you donít want the hairy leg visage in your videos!

How long have you been playing? I started 6 years ago and really committed to fingerstyle 2 years into it. I like the finger slap/brushes in your arrangement, just learning to use that embellishment technique myself.

Look forward to hearing more from you, it inspires my playing.

Cheers Peter.
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Great job, enjoyed it!
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Good job.

Practice recording yourself as well as well as practicing your guitar, if you can, even if its with a cell phone. Getting used to the act of recording and making it second nature will be a big help to you later on down the road. Keep playing and composing!
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Excellent. Yep I agree you don’t want the hairy leg visage in your videos!

How long have you been playing? I started 6 years ago and really committed to fingerstyle 2 years into it. I like the finger slap/brushes in your arrangement, just learning to use that embellishment technique myself.

Look forward to hearing more from you, it inspires my playing.

Cheers Peter.
I started playing when I was 8, which would make it so that I've been playing for about 7 and a half years now. I first heard about Fingerstyle playing when I heard Tobias Rauscher playing Still Awake just over a year ago and I started trying to learn what he was playing, and as I discovered more people playing in that style I got inspired by them.

Glad you liked it, and I will dress better for next time.

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Peter J
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:26 AM
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Very nice Peter -shows talent, and shows you have been putting in the hours to learn the new technique.

Fingerstyle is definitely worth the effort!

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ďAliceĒ must be a very special person.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:36 PM
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wow that's great! really impressive! I've gotta agree with what others have said it is a little repetitive for such a long song. you might want to trim it a bit. I really like the finger slaps. it adds character to the song. But all in all I really like it keep up the good work!
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:00 PM
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wow that's great! really impressive! I've gotta agree with what others have said it is a little repetitive for such a long song. you might want to trim it a bit. I really like the finger slaps. it adds character to the song. But all in all I really like it keep up the good work!
Understandable. I was kind of expecting it to be repetitive to be fair but I had nothing else, so I just went with it. Hopefully next time I will have a few more ideas.

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